March 24, 2018

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries 12/14/12

Gia Arbogast has been promoted to Assistant Director, Outreach, Communications & Programming, Miami-Dade Public Library System, FL. She most recently was Library Branch Administrator.

Mary Ann Mavrinac is the new Vice Provost and Neilly Dean, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester, NY. She formerly was Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Mississauga, Ont.

Kathy Meeker, Director, Scituate Public Library, MA, has retired after 23 years of service. She is succeeded by Jessi Finnie, former Director, Whitman Public Library, Plymouth, MA.

Donna Perdzock, Director, Euclid Public Library (EPL), OH, since 1992, will retire after 42 years of service at EPL. She will be succeeded January 2 by Kacie Armstrong, who currently is Branch Manager of three facilities of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, OH.

Alicia Salinas, Director, Alicia Salinas City of Alice Public Library, TX, is retiring after 45 years of service. The library, where she began as a cataloger in 1970, has been renamed after her.

Michael Siegler, Director, Smyrna Public Library, GA, will retire at the end of this month after 17 years in the position and 30 years as a Librarian.

David Tate, Director, Van Buren District Library, Decatur, MI, for the past 34 years, will retire December 31. He will be succeeded January 2 by Ryan Wieber, currently Director, Otsego District Public Library, MI.

Spencer Watts is the new Director, East Baton Rouge Parish Library, LA. He previously was Director, Mobile Public Library, AL.

Anne Fredine, former Assistant Regional Library Director, Lake Agassiz Regional Library, Moorhead, MN, and earlier, Director, Moorhead Public Library, for a total of nearly 25 years, has died at the age of 68.

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